Our Ceremony

The Actual Ceremony

Here is the invitation.
Here is a copy of our program.
I blocked all of the last names and our address.

This is mostly what was said. Our preacher gave us a few wedding scripts. I picked a little from different ceremonies, added my own stuff, and took out some other stuff. I like to think we had a very unique wedding!

Kelly and Jon's Wedding Ceremony

Lighting of the candles. (Ushers will light candelabras before entrances, and then Mothers will light the unity candles.)
Seating of grandparents, father, and mothers.
Greg sings This is the Day
Pastor and Jon enter.
Processional-bridesmaids escorted by groomsmen, Braden and Mady, (the children will sit with their parents after they walk down the aisle) Kelly and Dad.
Giving of the bride
Welcome


Pastor: We are gathered here today in the presence of God to celebrate one of the happiest moments in the lives of Jon and Kelly. Your presence here shows your love for them. You join this celebration because you affirm their union and want to bless their new relationship. You are saying to them that you are willing to share yourselves in loving friendship and that you will support them with your love and understanding consideration.

Prayer by Pastor
Statement of Commitment
Pastor: Jon, Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife, to live together after Gods ordinance in the Holy estate of matrimony? Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health and forsaking all others keep only to her so long as you both shall live?
Jon: I do.
Pastor: Kelly, do you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband, to live together after Gods ordinance in the Holy estate of matrimony? Do you promise to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health and forsaking all others keep only to him, so long as you both shall live?
Kelly: I do.

Greg sings Go There With You
Sermonette by Pastor
Vows
Jon: I, Jon, take you Kelly to be my wedded wife to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, so long as we both shall live.
Kelly: I, Kelly, take you Jon to be my wedded husband to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, so long as we both shall live.

Exchanging of the Rings
Pastor: The ring has long been used as a symbolical representation of the marriage relationship. It is made of a precious metal, symbolizing the great worth and value of marriage. It is a never-ending circle, symbolizing the preeminence, the enduring nature of the relationship which is Gods intent. As you wear these rings let them remind you both and often, of the splendor and meaning of this relationship which you are affirming today.
Jon, as you place this ring on the third finger of Kelly's left hand, repeat after me: With this ring, I thee wed.
Jon: With this ring, I thee wed.
Kelly, as you place this ring on the third finger or Jon's left hand, repeat after me: With this ring, I thee wed.
Kelly: With this ring, I thee wed.

Sealing Prayer by Pastor
Pronouncement
Pastor: Forasmuch as Jon and Kelly have consented together in Holy wedlock and have witnessed the same before God and this company and thereto have given and pledged their love for each other by giving and receiving of the rings, I pronounce that they are husband and wife, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. What God has joined together, let no man put asunder. Amen.

Lighting of the Unity Candle while Greg sings: I Will Be Here
Kiss
Introduction
Recessional

Invite everyone downstairs for the reception and inform them of the receiving line in the narthex.

See pics in our Wedding Album.

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